The Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) is a professional organisation based in the UK for editors and proofreaders – the people who strive to make text accurate and readable.
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The Directory of Editorial Services provides contact information for more than 700 SfEP members, plus details of the skills, subjects and services they offer. Find an editor or proofreader now.
Training in editing and proofreading
Our workshops and online training courses will give you the skills you need to become a better editor or proofreader.
Our three-level proofreading course will get your career off to a solid start, teaching you the core knowledge and practical skills needed to successfully work as a proofreader in the publishing industry and beyond. Take the levels individually, or work your way through all three – 15 upgrade points awarded on successful completion of all three courses.
P1: Introduction | P2: Headway | P3: Progress
New course now live!
EDITING DIGITAL CONTENT
Digital content is any content that is not published in printed form – and sometimes seems to have an air of mystery surrounding it. This course aims to demystify the process. You will learn how similar editing this kind of content is to editing text for print, and how to manage the parts that are different.
The course covers:
- understanding what digital content is and where to use it
- understanding how print and digital processes and workflow differ
- learning how to apply the skills you have acquired while working on printed content to the digital editorial world.
This is the first of a series of shorter online courses, priced at £150 (£90 for SfEP members).
Conference booking now open
SfEP AGM and 30th annual conference
Join us at Aston University in Birmingham from 14 to 16 September 2019 for the SfEP conference and AGM. The conference is an opportunity to explore new skills and ideas while networking and socialising with editorial colleagues. Book by 26 April to claim the early-bird discount.
Aston University, Birmingham
14–16 September 2019
See our range of guides
Our online shop has a range of guides to editing, marketing, project pricing and more. Specifically written for editors and proofreaders, these short guides will help you to get started or develop your career. All guides are exclusive to the SfEP.